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Prof Sarah Hawkes
Institute for Global Health
30, Guilford Street
  • Professor of Global Public Health
  • Institute for Global Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences

I am Professor of Global Public Health, and lead a research theme analysing the use of evidence in policy processes, particularly in relation to gender. I have lived and worked for much of the past 20 years in Asia, where I have gathered evidence, built capacity and helped develop policy for programmes focusing on gender, sexual health, non-communicable diseases and human rights. I work closely with national governments, civil society organisations, research partners, WHO and UNFPA in Asia and the Middle East. From 2012-1014 I was Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow in International Public Engagement, and focused on the use of public engagement in policy processes. 

I lead the newly established UCL Centre for Gender and Global Health, details of which are available here: http://ighgc.org

Research Themes
Research Summary

My research focuses on the following areas:

> Regulatory and policy options for control of non-communicable diseases, particularly in low- and middle-income countries

> Analysis of the extent to which global health organisations are gender-responsive 

> Analysis of how empirical evidence is used in decision-making processes in global health priority-setting, policy formulation, and programme implementation. 

My work is funded by a variety of donors including EU, Wellcome Trust, ESRC, MRC and the UN. 

I am Director of the UCL Centre for Gender and Global Health: http://ighgc.org/

For full details of our large EU-funded project in Bangladesh, see here: http://www.share4health.com/

Teaching Summary

I am co-organiser of the module Power and Politics in Global Health. 

I supervise PhD students, particularly those who are interested in gender, sexual health, and the politics of decision-making in global health. 

01-JUL-2016 Professor of Global Public Health Institute for Global Health UCL, United Kingdom
Academic Background
1999 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Tropical Medicine London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
1993 DTM&H Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene – Tropical Medicine London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
1989 MBBS Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery – Medicine University College London
1986 BSc Bachelor of Science – Sociology as Applied to Medicine University of London
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